Sunday, November 20, 2016

Crown Review #19 - Alien Hunting

Alien Hunting - Safa Shaqsy

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Series: Alien Busters, Part One
Length: 55 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

A copy was given in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Sara Shaqsy.

Nathalie is an Alien Buster, who kills aliens in the Arkad city with her team. Devastated by her parents’ death on the field, as Alien Busters, she goes to work in the Alien Busters institute to carry their legacy. One day she is on the field with her team, while searching for aliens, she finds a baby alien on the field with no parents and she had one mission to accomplish. To the kill all alien kind. That one alien, leads her to form a forbidden friendship and her life changes forever.

I was very excited when I received this copy for an honest review. When I first looked to see what this story was about, it had something that told me it was going to be very interesting. A story about space and aliens? Almost a battle between the two kinds of life? I know there is other stories about there about battles and the sort between humans and aliens. However, as I read, there was a short twist that I didn't see coming. In the typical stories, humans usually have one role. In this story, humans sort of have a different role than normal. No, it's not the role of killing aliens. 

As the story goes on, we learn the history of what happens in the past while Nathalie is out on a mission. During the mission, she comes across a baby alien with no parents. The mission calls for all aliens to kill. However, something happens and that one alien changes everything. 

Before I started, I thought the baby would one of aliens that was human like and not creature like. When the main character first met the baby, the description of it could go either way, but I believe the baby alien was more of a creature type alien. I would have hoped the baby alien had a more proper description, giving a clearer image to think of.

As I progressed through the story, I noticed there were little mistakes in the writing. I felt that some of the sentences did not have to be there, as it was writing something previous said. I'm not talking like chapters apart, but sentences apart. This did not happen often, but only a few times. There was also a couple of sentences that did not make sense to me until I realized that they may have been a few grammar mistakes or poor editing choices. I kept coming across these and had to keep reading the sentences over a couple of times until I guessed which one was correct.

Other than that, I loved the story and how it was different. I loved how it was short and overall good and exciting. It would have been perfect if editing was more thorough. When the next part comes out, I hope it will not be just as good. I hope that it can be even better this one.

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